CPL 2022: Barbados Royals beat Trinbago Knight Riders comprehensively in a rain-marred fixture
Barbados Royals beat Trinbago Knight Riders by 80 runs on the basis D/L method due to rain. Brilliant start by Kyle Mayer & David Miller.
Barbados Royals beat Trinbago Knight Riders by D/L Method: The eighth match of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2022 saw Barbados Royals take on the Trinbago Knight Riders at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet in St Lucia. The Royals won the game comprehensively by 80 runs on the DLS method.
Trinbago Knight Riders skipper Kieron Pollard won the toss and asked Barbados Royals to bat first. The Royals got off to a fantastic start, thanks to their opening pair Kyle Mayers and Quinton de Kock. Both scored 60 at the end of the powerplay as they took on the bowling from the word go. The 85-run stand was broken in the 10th over when Mayers was dismissed on 52 off 33 balls.
de Kock departed in the 14th over on 44 but not before laying a solid foundation for his side to finish on a high. Skipper David Miller walked in to bat and played an exceptional knock of 60 off just 35 balls to power his side to 194 at the end of the 20 overs. The Knight Riders picked up four wickets in total but failed to keep a check on the scoring rate.
Chasing 195, the Knight Riders never got going as their batters failed to adapt to the conditions. The Royals bowled brilliantly upfront and troubled the Knight Riders’ batters. The Knight Riders were reeling at 42/6 at the end of the powerplay. They lost another as they were 51/7 at the end of the eight overs.
Rain arrived and the game stopped. The rain was heavy enough and as a result, the umpires decided to call off the game. As a result, the Royals won the game by 80 runs on the DLS method. Oshane Thomas, Obed McCoy, and Devon Thomas picked up two wickets each for the Royals as they completed a comprehensive win over the Knight Riders.
Barbados Royals make it three in three in the CPL 2022
The Barbados Royals have been performing brilliantly in this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2022. Led by David Miller, they have looked flawless so far and are unbeaten in the competition so far. They have won all their three games to go to the top of the points table.
Trinbago Knight Riders, meanwhile, got off to a winning start to the CPL 2022. Their next game was washed out due to rain and they suffered a heavy loss against the Royals in their next game. They have plenty of experienced players on their side and will be eager to get back to winning ways when they take the field in their next game.
Player of the Match
David Miller was adjudged the Player of the Match for his blistering knock of 60 off just 36 balls.
Barbados Royals: 194/4 (20)
(David Miller 60, Kyle Mayers 52, Sunil Narine 1/23)
Trinbago Knight Riders: 51/7 (8)
(Colin Munro 12, Andre Russell 9, Devon Thomas 2/4)
Barbados Royals beat Trinbago Knight Riders by 80 runs (DLS Method).